photo: Ira Landgarten


Manilal Nag - sitar: Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay - tabla
Dawn Raga: Lalit.

Raga LALIT...61:30

1 alap (sitar solo, no meter)...14:43
2 jor (sitar solo, beat added)...8:40
3 jhalla...7:28
4 slow tintal (16 beats)...22:52
5 fast tintal ...4:09
6 jhalla...3:38

Recorded in Calcutta, 1989

Raga Records is proud to present Manilal Nag's first U.S. CD.
Booklet includes an article by Manilal about his gharana, and a discography.
See Raga-215 for an in-depth interview with Manilal.
Booklet Bios and Credits
Allan Evans in Fanfare on this recording

RAGA-213 - Stereo - ADD - $14.00

"His sitar had all the characteristics of a human voice. It was as if one were being spoken to in a foreign tongue whose words, magically, were being made instantly clear." -The New York Times, Nov. 10, 1994

"Manilal exemplifies the 'younger generation' of sitarists, eclectically drawing from the styles of the established masters while clearly retaining the strong flavor and delicate shadings of his family's heritage." -Frets

"What Raga Records has accomplished yet again is to pair a superb performance with a text essential to any listener interested in India's highest musical expression." -Allan Evans, Fanfare

More Reviews of Manilal Nag:
Edward Rothstein in The New York Times on a November 1994 New York City concert
Allan Evans in Fanfare on Raga-215: Jog, Bhairavi.
Robert Hicks in the Villager on Manilal Nag
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